Mini-Shows

Our Mini-show, or Parlour Show, is a small exhibition at each general meeting. These shows allow members to demonstrate:

  • what can be grown locally,
  • display new or unusual plants
  • have unknown plants identified.

This can spark conversation and information sharing.
Entering a mini-show also teaches us how to exhibit for our seasonal shows, because mini show entries are also examined by a BC accredited judge who offers comments on the exhibit.

If you have a plant problem or query, you can enter something in the Display Only/Problem Inquiry.

If you’d like to share something from your garden or indoor plant collection, and it’s not covered by the display options for the month, you can enter in the Unlisted category.

The mini-show is a great opportunity to learn more about your garden and your plants.
Congratulations to everyone who entered the mini-shows over the past year – their efforts bring smiles and appreciation from everyone attending our meetings!

Monthly Mini Show Schedule 2020

NOTE: Mini-Show items MUST be in place by 7:15 pm to allow time for the judges to make their decisions.  At that time the exhibit tables are closed to everyone, except judges and Mini Show Coordinator.  This allows the judges to freely discuss the merits of the entries, compare ideas, and consolidate their comments.  So, while the judges are working, it is an opportunity for you to vote & enjoy the People’s Choice exhibits, or visit with other club members.  Please do not visit the other exhibit table until after the judging has been completed when everyone is then welcome to view all exhibits & the judges’ comments.

other quick links:

Wednesday, JANUARY 22, 2020
1. Collection of January blooms
2. Flowering branch – 1 stem
3. Winter hanging basket or planter
4. Decorative: “Chinese New Year”, designer’s choice
5. Display only / Problem inquiry
6. Unlisted (People’s Choice)

Wednesday, FEBRUARY 26, 2020
1. Hellebore – 1 stem
2. Fresh or stored winter vegetable (see Mini Show Guide for numbers)
3. Flowering or berried branch – 1 stem
4. Bowl or pot of bulbs **
5. Decorative: “Leaps  Bounds”, designer’s choice
6. Display only / Problem inquiry
7. Unlisted (People’s Choice)

Wednesday, MARCH 25, 2020
1. Large Narcissus – 1 stem
2. Small Narcissus – 1 stem
3. Any other bulb ** – 1 stem
4. Perennial – 2 stems
5. Flowering branch – 1 stem
6. Decorative: “Sunny Side Up”, designer’s choice
7. Display only / Problem inquiry
8. Unlisted (People’s Choice)

Wednesday, APRIL 22, 2020
1. Rhododendron / Azalea – 1 truss / spray
2. Tulip, Lily type – 1 stem
3. Tulip, Other – 1 stem
4. Any perennial – 2 stems
5. Other bulbous flower ** – 1 stem
6. Decorative: “Earth Day” designer’s choice
7. Herbs – 3 or more in water
8. Flowering branch – 1 stem
9. Display only / Problem inquiry
10. Unlisted (People’s Choice)

(click to link to Spring Show)

Wednesday, MAY 27, 2020
1. Rhododendron / Azalea – 1 truss / spray
2. Any perennial – 2 stems
3. Iris* – 1 stem
4. Flowering branch – 1 stem
5. Decorative: “Pollinators’ Picnic”, – designer’s choice
6. Herbs – 3 or more in water
7. Vegetable (see Mini Show Guide for numbers)
8. Rose “with 2 leaves attached” – 1 stem
9. Display only / Problem inquiry
10. Unlisted (People’s Choice) 

(click to link to Summer Show)

Wednesday, JUNE 24, 2020
1. Rose “with 2 leaves attached” – 1 stem
2. Annual – 3 stems
3. Vegetable in season (see Mini Show Guide for numbers)
4. Flowering vine – 1 stem
5. Perennial – 2 stems
6. Decorative: “Queen of Hearts”, designer’s choice
7. Herbs – 3 or more in water
8. Display only / Problem inquiry
9. Unlisted (People’s Choice)

JULY – -no meeting in July

Wednesday, AUGUST 26, 2020
1. Rose in a snifter
2. Dahlia – 1 stem (with leaves attached)
3. Tomatoes – 3 only
4. Vegetable (see Mini Show Guide for numbers)
5. Fruit – (see Mini Show Guide for numbers)
6. Perennial – 2 stems
7. Decorative: “Back To School”, designer’s choice
8. Display only / Problem inquiry
9. Unlisted (People’s Choice)

Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 23, 2020
1. Rose in a snifter
2. Dahlia – 1 stem (with leaves attached)
3. Tomatoes – 3 only
4. Vegetable (see Mini Show Guide for numbers)
5. Fruit – (see Mini Show Guide for numbers)
6. Perennial – 2 stems
7. Decorative: “Back To School”, designer’s choice
8. Display only / Problem inquiry
9. Unlisted (People’s Choice)

(click to link to Fall Show)

Wednesday, OCTOBER 28, 2020
1. Fruit – (see Mini Show Guide for numbers)
2. Perennial – 2 stems
3. Vegetable (see Mini Show Guide for numbers)
4. Tomatoes – 1 standard or 5 cherry
5. Carved pumpkin or squash
6. Decorated pumpkin or squash
7. Decorative: “Haunted Harvest”, designer’s choice
8. Dahlia – 1 stem, with leaves attached
9. Display of Herbs
10. Display only / Problem inquiry
11. Unlisted (People’s Choice)

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 27, 2019
-no mini-show in November,
Enjoy the Awards Celebration / Christmas Party

DEC. – – no meeting in December

* – “unlisted (People’s Choice)” is an open category to be judged by the members. Exhibitors may enter anything they have grown for review, and points will be awarded.
** – bulb includes true bulbs, corms, tubers, tuber-corms, tuberous roots & rhizomes.

NB: More than one entry may be tabled in any class provided they are different cultivars.

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updated Jan.10, 2020

 

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